The Healgen Rapid V. cholerae Test Kit is a chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of the V. cholerae strains O1 or O1/139 antigen in human feces.
Cholera is a foodborne illness caused by the consumption of food or water contaminated with the microbe, Vibrio cholerae, or V. cholerae. There are an estimated amount of 1.4 to 4.3 million cases annually, and 28,000 to 142,000 deaths per year, worldwide.
Cholera affects both children and adults, where it can kill within hours if left untreated. Even if the pathogen is present in fecal matter, around 80% of infected people do not develop or experience symptoms. Asymptomatic people can have V. cholerae in their feces for 1-10 days after infection and potentially infect others. The remaining 20% develop acute, but severe diarrhea that can lead to life threatening dehydration.
|Product Name||Specimen||Format||Catalog No.||Certifications|
|V. cholerae O1 Antigen Test||Feces||Cassette||GEVCH(O1)-602||CE Marked|
|Uncut Sheet||GEVCH(O1)-604||Not For US Market|
|V. cholerae O1/O139 Antigen Test||Feces||Cassette||GEVCH(O1/O9)-602||CE Marked|
|Uncut Sheet||GEVCH(O1/O9)-604||Not For US Market|